19,000+ Dead and Counting: Medical Care Needed for Survivors of Turkey and Syria Earthquake

The death toll from the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on February 26th continues to climb. As of March 9th, the death toll has risen to over 19,000 people.

The devastation has left many survivors with medical issues that will require long-term care. In response, medical professionals from around the world have been sent to the region to provide medical aid.

Maine-based non-profit, Help Save, has also been working to provide aid to survivors. The organization has expedited shipments of medical supplies and food to those affected in Turkey and Syria.

Help Save has also been raising awareness of the situation and calling on people to donate to earthquake relief efforts. In an opinion piece for Newsweek, Help Save’s founder, Dr. John Smith, called on people to “help save the earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria.”

The effects of the earthquake are still being felt in the region and the medical issues for its survivors are just beginning. With the help of organizations like Help Save, however, those affected may be able to receive the care they need.